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Position:        Teaching Assistant

(possibility of HLTA role at a higher grade can be discussed at interview)

Working:        Term Time only 8:30am-3:15pm (32 hours + 5 minutes p/w)

Start date:      As soon as possible 

Contract:        This is a permanent full-time position.

However we are happy to receive applications from candidates preferring to work on a part-time job-share basis

Salary:            Grade 5 £21,575-£22,369

Pro-rata salary for this role is:   £15,684-£16,261  

The post-holder also has access to the local government pension scheme

Thank you for your interest in this exciting post. 


Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In November 2022, the school was judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff:

“Leaders support staff very well. They have established a collaborative and respectful working environment. With the trust, they provide highly valued training and leadership programmes. Staff are exceptionally proud to work at the school.”

Ofsted also noted the high standards within the school and commented that “Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary”

We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and make every effort to accommodate flexible working.


The Post

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our experienced and dynamic Learning Support Team. The successful applicant will be someone who works well in a team, can prioritise and is able to work flexibly with colleagues to support students. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will work closely with staff, students and the family to enable successful reintegration. Commitment to the core values of the school and to the importance of your own professional development are essential.

Responsible to: SENDCo

Application process:

To apply please complete:

  • A support staff application form (available on our website)

Completed applications should be sent to Frances Adley at vacancy@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk as soon as possible. 

Please note that the school reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring proof of residence and your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or CRB certificate, if applicable, to your interview. 


I thank you for your interest in this exciting post and wish you well with your application. 

Georgina Littler



Didcot Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.

Didcot Girls School is an equal opportunities employer.





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TA Job Description June 2022 14th Jun 2022 Download
TA Person Spec June 2022 14th Jun 2022 Download
Support Staff Application Form 28th Sep 2022 Download
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